LAX Encourages Guests to Support Food and Beverage Concessionaires on Small Business Saturday

11/23/2018 01:23 PM

Guests are encouraged to shop at one of the many small businesses at LAX.

For Immediate Release
November 23, 2018

LAX Public Relations
(424) 646-5260 


(Los Angeles, CA) In anticipation of Small Business Saturday, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is encouraging guests to stop by one of our many locally-owned and operated small businesses at LAX during this busy holiday weekend. Small Business Saturday is a day to support small businesses and their significant contributions to communities across the country.   

“At LAX, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse array of food and retail options," said Dave Jones, Director of Airline Services and Concession Properties, LAWA. "On 'Small Business Saturday,' we have the opportunity to support the businesses that stimulate the local economy while reflecting the unique and dynamic culture in Los Angeles." 

More than two and a half million passengers are expected during the 11-day Thanksgiving travel period. LAWA reminds guests that we have a diversity of concessions and retail shopping experiences to choose from, including many local businesses. A full list of shopping and dining options can be found at

This weekend, LAWA is highlighting a few of the local brands and small business enterprises that operate at LAX. 

James' Beach: James' Beach is known for its modern American comfort food and SoCal beach vibes. Try the famous fish tacos that foodies love or one of their signature cocktails.  James' Beach is located in Tom Bradley International Terminal, across from Gate 132. Find a menu and additional information here.

Ashland Hill: You can find Ashland Hill in Terminals 3 and 7 at LAX. It is operated by Areas, a leading provider of food and beverage and retail services in the travel industry. Ashland Hill began in Santa Monica and their menu includes dishes that draw influence from the West Coast and Midwest.

Rock & Brews: Located in Terminal 1 and owned by Crews, a US-based minority-owned hospitality company, Rock & Brews offers affordable, quality American comfort food and a broad selection of craft beers, while providing a family-friendly Rock and Roll experience. Learn more here.
Cole's: Cole's, the originators of the French Dip, offers four versions of its iconic sandwich and various sides at its LAX location. The original Cole's opened in 1908 in the Pacific Electric building, once the nucleus of the Pacific Electric railway network. Cole’s opened a second location at the Los Angeles International Airport in late 2013 in the Terminal 4 food court. Find the menu here.

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 
LAX, the fifth busiest airport in the world and second in the United States, was named in Skytrax’ 2018 top 10 U.S. airports. LAX served more than 84.56 million passengers in 2017 and offers 737 daily nonstop flights to 100 cities in the U.S. and 1,386 weekly nonstop flights to 88 cities in 44 countries on 73 commercial air carriers.  LAX ranks 13th in the world and fourth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion.  LAX handled 700,362 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2017. 

An economic study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern California with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues.  The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital-improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion, $966 million in state and local taxes, and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues. 

LAX is also the second most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram according to LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund. 

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